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Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has signed into law a bill that allows homeowners to install solar energy and solar water heating systems even if their homeowners' association or common interest development rules prohibit such installations.

September 02, 2008 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Threat of fire rises with mercury

As the summer marches on and the mercury rises, so does the threat of fire in the Santa Clarita Valley.

September 02, 2008 | By Parimal M. Rohit Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Hospital names new vice president

Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital has a new vice president on board.

September 02, 2008 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Sherman backs Cemex swap bill

A San Fernando Valley congressman announced Tuesday he is co-sponsoring a federal bill that would prevent large-scale mining in Soledad Canyon.

September 02, 2008 | By Katherine Geyer Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


District plans to buy portables

The Hart district will purchase 129 portable classrooms that it has been leasing from the state, most of which are currently in use, as the state retires from the business of leasing out portable classrooms.

September 02, 2008 | By Sharon Cotal Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Hart district OKs slimmer budget

After months of agonizing cuts to the Hart district budget - in excess of $10 million - the district governing board has voted to adopt a budget for the 2008/09 school year.

September 02, 2008 | By Sharon Cotal Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


City takes a gander at geese

Santa Clarita traffic engineers are scratching their heads to decide what to do about a flock of jaywalking Canadian geese that have been ruffling feathers of motorists forced to slam their brakes or swerve around the large birds.

September 02, 2008 | By Katherine Geyer Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


COC president reaches milestone

When 37-year-old Dianne Van Hook accepted the position of Superintendent-President of College of the Canyons on July 1, 1988, she became the youngest person to hold that position in California, and one of only five women to serve in that position at the district level.

September 01, 2008 | By Sharon Cotal Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Hands-free phone law goes into effect today

The days of simultaneously chatting on a cellphone and driving a vehicle formally became history today in California. Unless, of course, you have a hands-free earpiece.

September 01, 2008 | By Parimal M. Rohit Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Just another day in bankruptcy court

The Newhall Land and Farming Co. and 20 other debtors listed in a bankruptcy petition filed earlier this month by LandSource Communities Development LLC are settling in for a long court case.

September 01, 2008 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


July comes in like a lion as fire season starts early

Firefighters rushed to battle two simultaneous fires Tuesday morning, including one that burned uphill through thick brush toward several ranch-style homes in Sand Canyon.

September 01, 2008 | By Parimal M. Rohit Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Hospital revises plan

Revised plans for expanding Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital were out Monday, calling for a five-story-tall inpatient building with 120 beds, along with wider streets without resorting to eminent domain.

September 01, 2008 | By Katherine Geyer Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Discrimination claimed at College of Canyons

A College of the Canyons instructor claims she was harassed and intimidated after she complained of pregnancy discrimination at the community college.

September 01, 2008 | By Sharon Cotal Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


A road warrior who battles traffic jams

When Connie Worden-Roberts moved to Valencia in 1975, Six Flags Magic Mountain was only a few years old, Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital had just opened its doors and thousands of homes that would fill up the Santa Clarita Valley were still just drawings on paper.

August 31, 2008 | By Katherine Geyer Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


A high school inspired by a non-conformist

According to the Bowman High School Web site, Bowman was founded in September 1969 primarily through the efforts of one special person - Jereann Bowman.

August 31, 2008 | By Sharon Cotal Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


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SCV voters turned out in lows for council election

The intrigue of an open seat and a guaranteed new council member apparently didn't translate to increased voter interest, as voter participation in Tuesday's Santa Clarita City Council election was lower than the last election in 2012, according to numbers released by the city this week.

April 13, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Thousands get muddy at Castaic Lake

Thousands of runners got down and dirty Sunday as they competed in the annual Merrell Down & Dirty Obstacle Race at Castaic Lake.

April 13, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Valencia brush fire burns half an acre in Santa Clara River wash

A half-acre of "heavy brush" in the Santa Clara River wash near the corner of Valencia Boulevard and Cinema Drive prompted swift action from county firefighters, who knocked the fire down in less than 20 minutes, a spokesman for the Los Angeles County Fire Department said.

April 13, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


3 kids, 3 adults injured in two-vehicle crash near Gorman

Six people including three children were "critically injured" and airlifted to the hospital Sunday following a two-vehicle crash near Gorman, a spokesman for the Los Angeles County Fire Department said.

April 13, 2014 | by Jim Holt | Santa Clarita Valley News


Driver Fatigue blamed in fatal crash near Agua Dulce

Driver fatigue is suspected to have played a part in a single-car crash near Agua Dulce Saturday night that claimed the life of a Palmdale man, according to the California Highway Patrol officer investigating the incident.

April 13, 2014 | by Jim Holt | Santa Clarita Valley News


Santa Clarita City Council votes to be tallied Tuesday

The race for the Santa Clarita City Council seat formerly occupied by Frank Ferry is expected to be decided Tuesday - a week after the election was held.

April 13, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Thousands attend waste disposal event

Thousands of people hauled obsolete electronics, unneeded paint and flammable liquids to College of the Canyons on Saturday to take part in an event meant to rid them of the household materials considered too dangerous to go into the normal trash.

April 13, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Churches to host Easter celebrations

Higher Vision Church will celebrate Easter the same day as everyone else, but it's joining with another Castaic-area church in throwing a party the day before.

April 13, 2014 | By Mason Nesbitt Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Residents can chat with new sheriff’s captain

Santa Clarita is inviting residents to a "meet and greet' for the new Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station captain Wednesday at City Hall.

April 13, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Branching out to green living

Thousands of people were schooled on how to reduce their impact on the environment during Santa Clarita's annual Earth Arbor Day at Central Park on Saturday.

April 13, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


The pack looks back

As election returns rolled in during last Tuesday's challenger-heavy Santa Clarita City Council race, a pattern emerged: The two incumbents were comfortably out front, and a pack of two to five challengers was clumped behind them in a race for the third seat so close that its results won't be known, at the earliest, until the last ballot is counted this Tuesday.

April 13, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Couple: Truck on fire before deadly crash

ORLAND, Calif. - A tractor-trailer already was on fire as it came across a median and crashed into a tour bus, killing 10 people, according to a couple whose car was sideswiped by the big rig.

April 12, 2014 | Signal staff and wire reports | Santa Clarita Valley News


Community invited to Walk of Western Stars induction ceremony

City officials will hold a ceremony Thursday to induct film legends Steve McQueen and Charles Bronson into the Walk of Western Stars in Newhall.

April 11, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Friends of the Library Bag Sale continues

The Santa Clarita Public Library Bag Sale carries into the weekend, with plenty of selections for book lovers to peruse on Saturday.

April 11, 2014 | By Dan Watson Signal chief photographer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Closures for I-5 Truck Lane Project

Santa Clarita - The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) plans to implement the closures listed below as part of a project that is constructing truck lanes on I-5 between Pico Canyon Road/Lyons Avenue and the Antelope Valley Freeway (SR-14).

April 11, 2014 | Source: Caltrans | Santa Clarita Valley News


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